What is the SBDC?

Your Small Business Development Center located in Mankato MN, offers customized support to businesses throughout their entire life cycle — from the excitement of the idea stage and the thrill of the launch to the challenges of growth periods and the anxiety associated with turn-around times.
Our Professional Business Consultants bring years of experience and a wealth of expertise in real business situations to the clients we serve, all at no cost to you.
While we do not administer loan or grant programs, we help you identify and assess funding options, evaluate eligibility, and prepare documentation that lenders require. In fact, many lenders require their borrowers to work with their local SBDC before submitting a loan application.
In partnership with Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato, the SBDC has found a new home at the Strategic Partnerships Center (formally known as the Hubbard Building) in Old town, Mankato, using the shared space office of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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From Our Blog

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  • Cyber Security Month Series Part 3

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  • Cyber Security Month Series Part Two

    Last week as part of Cyber Security awareness month we talked about identifying where your critical information assets are that are important to you the small business owner. We also provided tips on how to better protect these information “assets” that are important for your operations. This week we are going to talk a bit about how criminals can target small business owners by using a technique known as social engineering. You may have heard Read More…